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Strings Attached: CADTH's Database Search Filters

Published on: April 1, 2016
Result type: Resources

Below is a sample of search filters developed and maintained by CADTH’s Information Services Filters Working Group. These filters have been extensively tested by the Information Services Team and are routinely used in CADTH projects; however, they have not been validated against a gold standard set of articles. When using the CADTH search filter...

Supply Management Application to Rank Uses of Technetium-99m (The “S.M.A.R.T.” Tool)

Published on: March 29, 2012
Result type: Resources

The Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH), with input from the Medical Isotopes and Imaging Modalities Advisory Committee (MIIMAC), has developed the S.M.A.R.T. tool. This practical tool will provide your organization with an interactive and customizable application that helps you to prioritize the use of technetium-99m (9...

Assessment of Prognosis Post-Myocardial Infarction

Published on: May 16, 2012
Result type: Resources

Indication Overview Methods Search Results Summary Table References Appendix 1 Appendix 2 Appendix 3 Indication Overview According to the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), myocardial infarction (MI) — also known as acute myocardial infarction (AMI) or a heart attack, acute coronary syndrome (ACS), angina pectoris, and other forms o...

Evaluation of Renal Function Post-Transplant

Published on: May 16, 2012
Result type: Resources

Indication Overview Methods Search Results Summary Table References Appendix 1 Appendix 2 Appendix 3 Appendix 4 Appendix 5 Indication Overview Kidney transplantation is a treatment option for end-stage renal disease (ESRD). It can help to restore patients' quality of life and reduces morbidity and mortality rates in patients with renal failure.1...

Detection of Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Published on: May 16, 2012
Result type: Resources

Indication Overview Methods Search Results Summary Table References Appendix 1 Appendix 2 Appendix 3 Appendix 4 Indication Overview A lower gastrointestinal (GI) bleed (LGIB) is defined as acute or chronic bleeding from the colon or anorectum (distal portion of digestive tract including the anal canal and distal few centimetres of the rectum.1 ...

Projects in Progress

Published on: September 18, 2015
Result type: Resources

What is a Project in Progress? Projects listed as “in progress” are at various stages and points of completion. These projects include products offered by CADTH’s programs, including Rapid Response Reports, Environmental Scans, Health Technology Assessments, Optimal Use Reports, and Therapeutic Reviews. These products have different processes an...

Supply Management Application to Rank Uses of Technetium-99m (The “S.M.A.R.T.” Tool) Reports

Published on: April 29, 2015
Result type: Resources

CADTH’s study on medical isotopes includes a number of reports to support the health care system in optimizing the use of medical isotopes and alternatives. Reports Summary Reports Project in Brief Summary for Radiologists Final Reports Optimizing Health System Use of Medical Isotopes and Other Imaging Modalities (with Appendices) Optimizing H...

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Generic Drugs: Your Questions Answered

Published on: July 17, 2015
Result type: Resources

There is a common misperception that generic drugs don’t work as well because they are cheaper. The facts are: Generic drugs sold in Canada are designed to work the same way in the body as the original brand name drug. Generic drugs cost less because much of the expensive research has already been done. Generic drugs save money that can be spent...

Webinar: Optimizing the Utilization of Laboratory Tests

Published on: March 28, 2015
Result type: Resources

On November 29th, 2013, CADTH hosted a webinar on lab testing. The webinar presenters were Phillip Morehouse, Director, Performance Excellence, Cape Breton District Health Authority, Nova Scotia, and Sumeet Singh, Director, Rapid Response and Health Technology Assessment, CADTH. See the following resources: A recording of the webinar A compilati...

Finding the Evidence: Literature Searching Tools in Support of Systematic Reviews

Published on: April 9, 2013
Result type: Resources

CADTH’s skilled Information Specialists use a variety of searching aids to perform their comprehensive searches. These same tools are being shared with other Canadian librarians to help them conduct literature searches for systematic reviews and health technology assessments (HTAs). CADTH Information Services Tools ~ Valuable, practical aids for...